London Actor Jemima Rooper was recently on our screens in the remake of Bouquet of Barbed Wire but why so fleeting on our screens?
Jemima Rooper crops up in a lot of my favourite television programs but often in very cursory roles such as in Sugar Fix as the Rock Group lead singer Montana with a brief night of passion with Olivia Hallinan’s Kim, and as Gerry in the Luke Watson directed Random Quest.
She has played more substantive characters such as Nicki Sutton in As If and Thelma in Hex but these are the exceptions rather than the rule.
I find her a funny and charismatic performer and am disappointed about her lack of screen parts.
She was centre stage as Amanda Price in the Jane Austen inspired Lost in Austen where Pride and Prejudice and present day London collide – her character and Elizabeth Bennett (played by another British acting treasure Gemma Arterton) swap places – sci-fi meets classical romantic literature!
The show’s premise was imaginative and the show itself was well written and delivered with good ensemble acting. It was Jemima Rooper’s humorous and passionate performance though that the show pivoted on.
So please film or television directors cast her in something more enduring!